Senator Tom Nelson — 2010


Picture of Senator Tom Nelson

Party: Republican
Term: New Member
District: 31
Counties: Lawrence
Occupation: President Deadwood Gaming Ass./Mayor of Lead


Session Committees

Commerce and EnergyVice-Chair TTh 10:00 AM Room 423 
Retirement LawsChair Call of Chair 3:00 PM Room 412 
TaxationMember MWF 10:00 AM Room 423 

Interim Committees

Retirement LawsMember 

Prime Sponsor

SB 2revise certain provisions regarding alcoholic beverage control and licensing laws. 
SB 132permit the utilization of certain DNA samples to determine parentage under certain conditions. 
SB 188revise certain provisions relating to the sale and display of alcoholic beverages in certain establishments. 
HB 1002revise certain provisions regarding the days and hours that alcoholic beverages may be sold on a licensed premise and who may sell, serve, or dispense alcoholic beverages on a licensed premise and to revise certain provisions concerning the power of municipalities and counties to regulate the sale and use of alcoholic beverages. 
HB 1089clarify permissible insurance policy provisions. 
HB 1094subject the gross receipts of contractors engaged in realty improvement contracts for certain municipal utilities to the contractor's excise tax instead of the alternative contractor's excise tax and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1105permit the record of a person's arrest to be expunged. 
HB 1162limit the liability of covered persons if health care service contractors are impaired or liquidated. 

Co Sponsor

SB 3require nondiscriminatory pricing between malt beverage suppliers and malt beverage wholesalers. 
SB 4revise certain rule-making authority regarding the sale of certain alcoholic beverage container sizes to on-sale licensees. 
SB 74clarify the use of treatments involving human embryonic stem cells. 
SB 84revise certain provisions relating to comparative negligence. 
SB 87require evidence of financial responsibility at the time of certain vehicle registrations. 
SB 88adopt the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. 
SB 89exempt from federal regulation any firearm, firearm accessory, or ammunition manufactured and retained in South Dakota. 
SB 98revise certain provisions regarding the yielding of the right-of-way to pedestrians making a crossing of a highway. 
SB 106authorize the Board of Regents and the Building Authority to contract for construction of classroom facilities at the University Center in Sioux Falls to replace facilities leased from the Sioux Falls School District, and to make an appropriation therefor. 
SB 108prohibit dental insurers from setting fees for noncovered services. 
SB 109revise certain provisions concerning the deposit of county funds related to the 24/7 sobriety program. 
SB 118allow the register of deeds to electronically preserve certain documents. 
SB 124establish the per student allocation for FY 2011, and to revise the index factor in the state aid to education formula. 
SB 137nullify certain federal health care laws within the state of South Dakota. 
SB 145revise certain qualifications for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
SB 153equalize certain maximum general fund levies for school districts. 
SB 158provide certain requirements for tanning facilities. 
SB 169limit the subrogation of certain insurers unless and until the insured is made whole. 
SB 181temporarily increase the state sales and use tax to fund the state budget shortfall and to declare an emergency. 
SB 191establish the South Dakota Early Learning Council, and to establish community planning processes and eligibility criteria for entities seeking state funding to provide voluntary prekindergarten programs to children from low-income families. 
SC 4Commending and honoring the 2009 Habitat for Humanity—South Dakota Habitat Supporters of the Year: Len Tougas, Beadle County HFH - Huron; Terry Fuller, Black Hills - Rapid City; Larry and Janet Gerjets, Brookings Area HFH - Brookings; Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Chamberlain; Dacotah Tipis - Ft. Thompson; Shawn Miller, HFH East Central South Dakota (Lake and Moody Counties); Eric Lundin, HFH of Greater Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls; Zion Lutheran Church, Hub Area Habitat for Humanity - Aberdeen; Jon Schmitz, Mitchell Regional Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell; Linda Voller, Oahe HFH - Pierre; Emmanuel Episcopal Church/Diocese of Missouri and Christ Lutheran Church, Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi HFH - Mission; Andor Inc., HFH of Greater Watertown Region - Watertown; Julie Gergen, HFH of Yankton County - Yankton; Citibank and Valerie Kuhl, HFH - South Dakota. 
SC 8Commending and honoring the South Dakota Association of Community Based Services, as the recipient of the national "Moving Mountains Best Practice Award" for 2008-2009 from the University of Minnesota's Research and Training Center on Community Living and the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. 
SC 20Recognizing Don Meyer for his distinguished service to the State of South Dakota. 
SC 24Commending and honoring the 2009-2010 Madison High School Lady Bulldogs Gymnastics Team for its sixteenth consecutive state championship title in Class A Gymnastics and for setting the national record for consecutive gymnastics state championships. 
SC 30Commending and honoring former Lieutenant Governor William Dougherty for his many years of service to South Dakota. 
SCR 3Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the South Dakota State Capitol. 
SJR 3Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article VI of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, relating to the right of individuals to vote by secret ballot. 
HB 1001allow municipalities and counties to issue certain special alcoholic beverage licenses and to repeal certain special alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1003reduce the time period for revising fees for full-service restaurant on-sale licenses. 
HB 1004extend dram shop protection to certain alcoholic beverage licensees. 
HB 1088revise certain provisions regarding the rights of certain new vehicle dealers and to declare an emergency. 
HB 1092revise the certain provisions concerning continuing liens on wages by garnishment. 
HB 1096revise the penalty for an open burning violation in the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District. 
HB 1118revise certain provisions regarding fees for health services provided to South Dakota injured workers treated by out-of-state medical providers and expenses when death results from injuries to South Dakota workers. 
HB 1130include the families of certain members of the armed forces who died in military service as eligible for gold star special license plates. 
HB 1144revise the Human Relations Act to include additional categories of persons. 
HB 1156provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs and devices. 
HB 1158require the prompt payment of certain suppliers of property and services under a contract with a public agency. 
HB 1165revise the procedure for reissuing certain alcoholic beverage licenses. 
HB 1176authorize certain licensed hunters who are quadriplegic to hunt using a designated hunter. 
HB 1178prohibit the use of certain wireless communications devices while driving. 
HB 1181eliminate the consolidation incentives for any school districts that consolidate after July 1, 2010. 
HB 1187prohibit the killing, injury, or interference with a law enforcement support animal and to establish certain penalties. 
HB 1190revise the high school course requirements and the requirements necessary to maintain eligibility for the South Dakota opportunity scholarship program. 
HB 1198allow municipalities to impose an additional penny sales and use tax for a limited period of time for a specified use. 
HB 1231provide for the monitoring of the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances. 
HB 1232repeal provisions allowing for the two-year averaging of a school district's fall enrollment for the purpose of calculating state aid to education. 
HB 1241establish an additional time period during which fireworks may be sold and discharged and to revise certain provisions regarding county regulation of fireworks. 
HB 1253refer to a vote of the people a bill to authorize smoking in certain establishments under certain conditions. 
HB 1258authorize grants and loans from the revolving economic development and initiative fund to certain venture capital funds and to establish a certification process for capital venture funds and for businesses seeking financial assistance from these capital venture funds. 
HB 1267create a new malt beverage retailer licenses that has certain membership and age requirements. 
HC 1026Recognizing the South Dakota State University Women's Basketball Team on its outstanding athletic and academic achievements. 

Hearings

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